Member Biography

John Francis Higgins 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1899-1900       30 Democrat
1901-1902       30 Democrat

COUNTIES: Schuylkill  


01/01/1870 - 05/18/1927

John Francis Higgins (D30) Schuylkill (Part) County, 1899-1902

Early Life:

John Francis Higgins, born January 1 , 1870 Tamaqua, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania; son of John F. and Margaret Franey Higgins; moved, parents, Shenandoah, 1876; educated, public school; Pierce's Business College; deputy receiver, taxes Shenandoah Borough, 1892; appointed, fill the unexpired term father death, receiver of taxes, 1893; engaged, shoe business; elected, school director, Fourth ward, Shenandoah Borough, 1896; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1899-1902; manger, Majestic Theater, Pottsville; died, May 18, 1927 (aged 57), Warne Hospital, Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania; interment, Annunciation Blessed Virgin Mary Church Cemetery, Shenandoah, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Deputy receiver, taxes, Shenandoah Borough under his father and upon the latter's death in 1893 was appointed to fill the unexpired term as receiver of taxes. Manger, Majestic Theater, Pottsville, brother, George Higgins owned. 

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 30th district, Schuylkill (Part) County, 1899-1902; committee assignment; Appropriations, Corporations, Federal Relations, Finance, Insurance.


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members H"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1901) Cochran, T.B., (Editor) Miller, H.P. (Assistant Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 1081, 1187-1190, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 1155.

Shamokin News-Dispatch (Shamokin, Pennsylvania) Wednesday, May 18, 1927.

John Francis Higgins (1870-1927) - Find a Grave Memorial